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Child labour still exists in Bangladesh's hazardous dry fish sector March 11, 2019   |  Source : Daily Industry  | Copyright : Daily Industry

Speakers at a meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh, stressed on joint collaboration between the government and civil society organizations (CSOs) for eliminating child labour in the country’s dried fish sector. If there is effective collaboration between the...

Lack of mobile connectivity for fishermen at sea a concern: Indian experts March 11, 2019   |  Source : The Hindu  | Copyright : 2019, The Hindu

The lack of mobile connectivity for fishers in the Bay of Bengal has been a cause for concern to the Fisheries Department of the south Indian State of Tamil Nadu and NGOs alike. Many fishermen are unable to use mobile apps such as Fisher Friend and ‘...

UK vessels illegally threw away 7,500 tons of cod in North Sea, campaigners say by Josh Gabbatiss March 11, 2019   |  Source : The Independent

Cod fishing vessels have been accused of illegally dumping thousands of tons of fish into the North Sea in a bid to sidestep strict new European rules. Official data collected by the UK fisheries body shows there were no unwanted, undersized cod caught...

Why Pakistan's fisheries are underperforming by Amin Ahmed March 11, 2019   |  Source : Dawn  | Copyright : 2019, DAWN

Aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing food sectors worldwide. Global demand for fish products has been growing at more than nine per cent a year. But in Pakistan, aquaculture — centred in Sindh — is dominated by low-value, low-productivity carp pr...

Bangladesh's fishermen struggle as cyclone threat grows by Rafiqul Islam/Thomson Reuters Foundation March 11, 2019   |  Source : The Peninsula

Abul Kalam Maji has been catching fish in the Bay of Bengal for 30 years but an uptick in cyclone warnings, as warming seas bring stronger storms, is making his job much harder. He and other fishermen in this village in southern Bangladesh's delta isla...

Fukushima fishermen fight to pass on skills March 11, 2019   |  Source : Japan News Yomiuri  | Copyright : www.PostGuam.com

Fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture of Japan are struggling to pass their skills on to the younger generation because they have been unable to resume regular fishing operations since the disaster at Tokyo Power Company Holdings Inc.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclea...

East Africa: Cage farming can protect Lake Victoria's fish, but regulations need tightening by James Njiru, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute March 10, 2019   |  Source : AllAfrica  | Copyright : 2019 AllAfrica

Lake Victoria's fish stocks are struggling to keep up with demand. For instance, stocks and catches of Nile perch have reduced, from 340,000 tons in 1990 to about 251,000 in 2014. Though there's no official figure, from our discussions with fisheries stak...

Israeli forces shoot and detain four fishermen and confiscate their boat March 10, 2019   |  Source : Al Mezan Center for Human Rights/reliefweb

At 9am on Friday, 8 March 2019, Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Al-Sudania area in the west of North Gaza district. The Israeli forces circulated and attacked a boat carrying four fishermen: Yaser Bakr, 31, Tamer...

Ghana’s fishing industry needs women’s voices by Charles Smith March 08, 2019   |  Source : Modern Ghana  | Copyright : 2019 Modern Ghana

Women play a crucial role in Ghana’s fisheries and the current crisis in the country’s fish stocks cannot be fully solved without their input in decision making, says a report released by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) and partner Hen Mpoa...

What happened to MH370? One day we will know March 08, 2019   |  Source : CNTraveller

Like many others, Chennai resident KS Narendran, whose wife, Chandrika Sharma, former Executive Secretary of International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) was on board the ill-fated flight, is waiting for answers... On 8 March 2014, Malaysi...

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